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A Small Town Grocery Store

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/12/16Dec22-Friend-Nebraska-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)If you live in or near a very small town, it’s a big blow when you lose your grocery store. …

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You’ve Got a Friend in Friend

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/12/15Dec22-Friend-Nebraska-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Sometimes you need a good friend. In this case, the good friend is the entire town.  After all, it’s in…

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Charley Havlat – An Important Moment in World War II History

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/11/11Nov22-Dorchester-Nebraska-4.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)In May of 1945, Dorchester, Nebraska native, Charley Havlat, was killed in action in the European theatre of World War…

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The Burden Family

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/11/10Nov22-Dorchester-Nebraska-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)The journey from slavery to freedom was one of many challenges for many families in the years following the Civil…

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Advertising Artistic Stage Masterpiece

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/11/09Nov22-Dorchester-Nebraska-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)You may not think of advertising as a work of art.  A trip to the farm town of Dorchester, Nebraska…

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Dorchester, Nebraska’s Log Cabin

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/11/08Nov22-Dorchester-Nebraska-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)You can still find a few old, historic log cabins in this country.  Many are museums of early pioneer life. …

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Did You See That Fencepost?

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/06/09Jun22-Joe-Jeffrey-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Every cattleman needs good fences to keep the herd from roaming free.  Joe Jeffrey has seen many miles of those…

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Getting the Water Where You Need It

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/06/08Jun22-Joe-Jeffrey-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)You can plant a crop in the ground, but without water it will do very little.  The farmers of this…

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Mile-Long Bridges Over Dry River Beds

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/06/07Jun22-Joe-Jeffrey-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)When the first residents of this area began building bridges to cross the nearby river, they found they often needed…

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Wahoo, Nebraska

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/04/26Apr22-Wahoo-Nebraska-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It’s certainly one of the more unique names for a town in the country.   Interestingly, no one knows for sure…

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Sam Wahoo Crawford

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2022/04/25Apr22-Wahoo-Nebraska-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Lots of people have nicknames.  This baseball hall of famer was so proud of his hometown, they inserted it into…

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The Salt King’s Home

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/09/10Sep21-Arbor-Day-Farm-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)You probably know this gentleman’s son for the salt company he founded that bears his name.  but the father was…

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A Place With No Trees Was No Place For Him

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/09/09Sep21-Arbor-Day-Farm-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)You may enjoy a tree for its beauty, it’s shade, or perhaps the fruit that comes from it.  But when…

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The First Encounter with Wild Bill Hickok

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/04/21May21-Rock-Creek-Station-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Mention the name Wild Bill Hickok and many people have images of a western lawman not afraid to enter a …

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Ruts That Are Never Filled

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/04/20May21-Rock-Creek-Station-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)If someone cuts ruts down a muddy dirt trail, someone else will probably need to come and fill them in…

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Making An Impact

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/11/18Nov20-Shickley-Nebraska-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Most of us give to charities.  Some of those organizations may be local, but many are national or even global. …

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One of the Mightiest Towns in the Land

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/11/17Nov20-Shickley-Nebraska-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)There are 340 residents in Shickley, Nebraska.  If you count up all the folks living in the local school district,…

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Engagement Through the Mail

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/09/16Sep20-North-Platte-WWII-Canteen-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Imagine getting engaged to someone you only knew through letters.  That’s what happened here, thanks to one young lady who…

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The Payoff of a Group Effort

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/09/15Sep20-North-Platte-WWII-Canteen-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It was a massive volunteer effort involving people from well over a hundred communities scattered across western Nebraska and beyond. …

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A Gift with Impact

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/09/14Sep20-North-Platte-WWII-Canteen-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Rae Wilson went to the depot to give her brother a Christmas gift.  When he did not arrive, a new…

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